Intercol Athletics Grenadaby Michael Bascombe

ST GEORGE’S, March 3, 2016 – Five new events have been added to the 2016 Scotiabank Inter-Secondary Schools’ Athletic Championships.

The Grenada Secondary Schools Games Association (GSSGA), organisers of the annual track and field championship, made the announcement at the launch on Wednesday. A new games logo and website were also launched.

The Secondary Schools’ Athletic Championships, commonly known as the Intercol, will be staged at the Athletics Stadium at Queens Park on March 16 and 17.

The organisers have added 110 metres hurdles Boys Open; 110m hurdles Girls Open; 3,000m Girls Open and Junior Boys and 5,000m Senior Boys. 128 events will be contested over the two days, starting at 9:00 a.m. on first day and 9:30 a.m. on the second and final day.

“We have included some new events for Intercol 2016 and our intention for 2017 and beyond is to go to a full three days and include some field events for the Under-14 category and some of the combined events,” said Kerlon Peters, the Meet Director.

Chairman of the GSSGA, Dominic Jeremiah said record-breaking attendance is expected on both days of the meet.

“Intercol 2016 will be the precursor and rehearsal for CARIFTA Games 2016. Therefore, as we return to our new National Athletic Stadium you will see some innovations, new events and a professionally-managed event,” he said.

Scotiabank says it’s satisfied with the sustainable partnership with organisers of the Intercol Championships.
Branch Manager Sterl Lyons says the initiative has realised local, regional and international champions.

Also attending the launch was Suprintendent Vannie Curwen of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF), who will take charge of security throughout the two days of competition.

Sup. Curwen said that there will be a zero tolerance on perpetrators of intolerant behaviour including violence and drug possession.

He said that officers will be deployed to ensure that athletes and students do not loiter following the completion of the Intercol Championships.

“There will be a security sweep from the stadium into town. We’re going to enforce the no loitering policy. It’s against the law to loiter. So we want to ask the principals here to ask their students that when Intercol is finished…we want them to take the bus and get out of town,” he said.

Meantime, title sponsor Scotiabank said it is satisfied with the sustainable partnership with organisers of the Intercol Championships.

Branch Manager Sterl Lyons said the initiative has realised local, regional and international champions.

The Grenada Boys Secondary School (GBSS) and the Anglican High School (AHS) are the defending boys and girls champions respectively.





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